Houndstooth :: No News From Home

The year is just about half spent, but I feel safe calling Houndstooth's "Borderlands" the finest bittersweet breakup ballad of 2015. The gentle lilt of Katie Bernstein's voice as she sings of a "burned out love," the beautifully bent 12-string guitar break, the steady chug of the rhythm section -- it all adds up to a kiss-off that's also a goodbye kiss. Perfect.

The rest of the Portland, OR-based band's  No News From Home doesn't disappoint either, offering plenty of pleasing . . .

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